We are the nation’s first proven-effective violence prevention program reaching youth with the help of rescued dogs whom no one else wanted. Our mission is focused: teaching compassion, preventing violence, and changing lives through rescued dogs. We teach that compassion and empathy are the key components from which other character traits stem and grow - character traits such as kindness, responsibility, and self-control. To date, Healing Species programs have reached over 30,000 school-aged children, parents, and prisoners in the Midlands and other areas of South Carolina, plus in other states and New Zealand where we have satellite operations.
Please take a few moments to browse our list of programs to the right and contact us if you have any questions or would like to work with us in some way. We look forward to hearing from you!